It’s that time again: we’re back with our next question of the month, where we attempt to answer a quandary that has been taxing the gaming community since it first picked up a controller. We’re battling it out with our friends and blogging neighbours in order to find the ultimate response in 100 words or less – and we’re asking you to decide on the best by voting in our poll.
But first, let’s take a look at last month’s question and find out who the winner is!
Last month’s results: what’s the hardest video game in the universe, ever?
We received 17 votes in total, which isn’t at all bad considering it was the first instalment in the question of the month series. We also had some good answers from members of the community who opted to enter their own choices rather than choose one in our poll:
khinjarsi from Upon Completion went for the original Rayman, while benez256 from I ❤ Old Games! chose Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. Was the answer from Kangarou of Momentum Games better though, Takeshi’s Challenge? Or was it topped by Zelda II: The Adventure of Link from Wakalapi? That’s not all though, because a person who wished to remain anonymous opted for Ecco the Dolphin.
As for which of our contenders won: it was a tie between DuckTales (Kim) and I Wanna Be The Guy (Tim from GeekOut South-West) with 25% of the votes each. Well done guys and a big thank you to everyone who voted! Now let’s see the competition heat up for the next question…
March’s question: which video game has the best soundtrack?
In honour of our special guest, the talented Chris from OverThinker Y, we’ve gone in a musical direction this month. Soundtracks are an important part of the gaming experience and add colour to a digital world so it’s time to show them some love and recognition. Let’s reveal our contenders for the trophy…
Answer 1: Dreamfall Chapters
Kevin is a geek and proud of it: no matter the situation, no matter the environment or the people around him, you’ll hear him discuss novels, games and films with anyone who’ll listen. He’ll also discuss his answer if you ask him nicely and you can find out why he chose Dreamfall Chapters on The Mental Attic.
Answer 2: Final Fantasy IX
Tim is a guy who likes to get dressed up, have a good time, meet people who are passionate about their respective geekdoms and encourage everyone to be vocal about who they are. He’s also vocal about his answer for this month’s question – check out his argument for Final Fantasy IX over on GeekOut South-West.
Answer 3: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Kim says: “Despite being accused of choosing a game which ‘positively stole’ its soundtrack (thanks Kevin), you can’t deny that the music used throughout Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is absolutely awesome. So awesome in fact that it even got its own official release. With classics such as Run To You, Waiting for a Girl Like You and All Night Long (not to mention the DJs), it creates the perfect backdrop for racing through the city and causing mayhem. It’s just pure perfection for anyone who’s an 80s child like myself.”
Answer 4: Kingdom Hearts
Chris from OverThinker Y says: “I really like video game music in general, so picking one to be my very favourite of all time was so hard I went off and wrote 2,000 words just listing ones I like. In the end, though, I’ve got to go with the Kingdom Hearts series. Maybe I’m cheating, since some of the tracks are remixes of Disney or Final Fantasy tunes, but I reckon there are enough brilliant originals in there to justify my choice. It’s epic, it’s fun, it’s beautiful, and every world and character has their own unique motif, which build up into symphonies of pure awesome.”
Answer 5: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Nathan, friend of the site says: “From the moment you press the start button, the first key notes of Uncharted 2 hit you and give you the sense that epic adventure awaits! The music throughout the game gracefully sets the tone, making the player feel what Nathan Drake is going through. The best example of this us when he discovers the pirate compound and the camera pans out to reveal the ocean; the soundtrack matches the moment beautifully and makes the feel the grands scale of the challenge in front of Mr Drake. Uncharted 2 deserves to win this month.”
So who’s got it right, and who’s got it so wrong that they deserve to listen to Sagat’s theme on repeat for the rest of eternity? Cast your votes in the poll opposite and we’ll reveal the most popular answer on Friday, 07 April 2017 along with the next question.
Got a question you’d like to see us struggle over next month? Or would you like to join in and add your own answer into our polls on a regular basis? Leave us a message in the comments below or get in touch!
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